Playing the Ukulele

The ukulele is commonly associated with music from Hawaii where the name roughly translates as “jumping flea”, perhaps because of the movement of the player’s fingers. Legend attributes it to the nickname of the Englishman Edward William Purvis, one of King Kalākaua’s officers, because of his small size, fidgety manner, and playing expertise.

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    • The Ukulele Podcast We’re a talk show devoted to the Happiest Instrument on Earth: the ukulele! Come join us for insightful conversations about the ukulele, lots of laughter, and much more! Click play_circle_filled to listen to an episodecancelthumb_up+1

      Ep. 99: First Name Bass-is - OokTown - The Ukulele Podcast

      Guests: Michael Kohan, Stephen Cox Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown Like Meghan Trainor says, it’s “All About That Bass.” That’s right, it’s time we revisited the U-Bass. And with us we have first time guests Michael Koh-han(d), a U-Bass gear-geek and Patron of the show, and Stephen Cox, bass instructor with his own YouTube channel. Come with us to explore all things U-Bass, strings, amps, and all kinds of things. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ooktown Make a donation: https://donorbox.org/info-ooktown-com-ooktown-podcast-donations Subscribe on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ooktown-the-ukulele-podcast/id436722774 OokTown YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRWKuVjsJKQUHYXaXXfmGtA Shoutouts: - CC Strummers - Portland Ukulele Group has been rotating hosts - Uwe is hosting Portland, the lovely lunch ladies - Don Hatlestad - Mahalo for increasing your pledge! Links: - MUSOO bass ukuleles: https://www.ebay.com/str/musooguitars - Ukulele is the New Black with Stuart!: https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/18402683 - The CC Strummers group: https://www.facebook.com/TheCCStrummers/Đăng nhập Facebook - Stephen Cox: https://www.stephencoxmusic.com/ - McCabes Music in California: https://www.mccabes.com/ - Bruce Wei Ukuleles: https://www.ebay.com/b/Bruce-Wei-Ukuleles/16224/bn_3118967 - Road to Music bass ukuleles: http://www.roadtoadmusic.com/main.html - CC Strummers Youtube Page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm-yxNSIKXf_8P1Nn8hHcYA - Steven Cox Bass Youtube Page: https://www.youtube.com/user/stephencoxbass - Roland Micro Cube bass amp: https://www.roland.com/us/products/micro_cube_bass_rx/ - Ampeg bass amps: https://ampeg.com/products/classic/svt810e/ - Fender Rumble amplifier: https://shop.fender.com/en-US/bass-amplifiers/contemporary-digital/rumble-25/2370200000.html - Steven's starters List: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2lISzz7U_xIO6fP6VY3iBjGGQ3BVHyJyU-Bass Beginner Tutorials - Uke Wales: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQxNRbyi3i4Nvqpo55bWBkg - Julia Bass String noise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iD2ZtRy_Gw&ab_channel=Thomann%27sGuitars%26Basses - Aquila bass strings: https://kalabrand.com/products/aquila-thunder-reds-u-bass-strings - Road to Music UKB-24 bass ukulele: https://www.rondomusic.com/UKB-24.html - Cutting Pickups: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71D1rqL16Ms&ab_channel=stephencoxbass - Pahoehoe bass strings: https://kalabrand.com/products/road-toad-pahoehoe-u-bass-strings?variant=6031545089 - Kala flat-wound bass strings: https://kalabrand.com/collections/u-bass-strings/products/ka-bass-4fw - Bass string comparison: https://goldtonemusicgroup.com/goldtone/mbass-string-comparison.php - Hadean Acoustic Electric Bass Ukulele: https://www.amazon.com/Hadean-Acoustic-Electric-Ukulele-UKB-23/dp/B00QHFHEEC - EP Davis | SecondHandSongs: https://secondhandsongs.com/artist/81335 - The Wrecking Crew: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wrecking_Crew_(music) - 15 Greatest Hits By The Johnny Mann Singers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfXcVbkPHoA - Aquila Thundergut bass strings: https://kalabrand.com/products/aquila-thundergut-u-bass-strings - Bakithi Kumalo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bakithi_Kumalo - Sting: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sting_(musician) - Transitions (music by Stephen Cox): https://open.spotify.com/album/07rgCsYQPvskzFgR4KOU72 - Cali Rose CC Strummers: https://calirose.com/wackyworld/ - Santa Clarita Ukulele Monopoly (SCUM): https://www.facebook.com/Santa-Clarita-Ukulele-Monopoly-113873560323819 - Uke Jams: http://www.ukejams.com - Pandemic Pluckers in the UK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pandemicpluckerss - Ukulele Union of Boston: https://www.facebook.com/BostonUke - Lisa, the Ukulele Fool: https://www.facebook.com/newtouke - Jazzuleles from Australia: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ihujam Recorded February 28, 2021.
      1. Ep. 99: First Name Bass-is
      2. Ep. 98: Crepe by Radiobread
    • UKE BOX The All Ukulele Radio Show UKE BOX is the all-ukulele radio show and music podcast. Each week, there's a new all-ukulele playlist on a theme or a spotlight on a ukulele artist. UKE BOX is all ukulele all the time; Wednesdays at 5pm on Trent Radio 92.7FM in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada with host Lester Alfonso (and co-host Georgia May.). Click play_circle_filled to listen to an episodecancel

      While My Ukulele Gently Weeps - UKE BOX

      UKE BOX 2 — While My Ukulele Gently Weeps (original broadcast date: September 26, 2012) The Beatles on ukulele featuring Jake Shimabukuro, Paul McCartney, paxukulele, George Harrison, Greg Hawkes with many more and including live performances! PLAYLIST While My Guitar Gently Weeps by Jake Shimabukuro Girl by Jillianfosho Eleanor Rigby by greghawkesmusic Lucy in the...Read More
      1. While My Ukulele Gently Weeps
      2. Champions of the Ukulele
    • Abe's Ukulele Podcast This is a podcast for players and teachers of the ukulele to improve their skills at doing those things. I cover all sorts of things that I think are interesting and helpful on my journey to become a better uke teacher/player. Sometimes I'll be interviewing great teachers and players, other times I'll just be sharing insights and tips that can help you become a better musician. Click play_circle_filled to listen to an episodecancel

      E45 Jodi and Honoka in Kaimuki - Abe's Ukulele Podcast

      Jodi and Honoka in Kaimuki Wayyyyyy back in July 2019 I got to sit down with these two fantastic ukulele players at Jodi's school, Ukulele Hale. We talked about the awesome things their doing with their students, as well as Jodi and Honoka's personal music paths. Learn more about Ukulele Hale and Team Hale. Check out Honoka's music here. Ukulele Hale on Instagram Honoka on Instagram Intro and outro music is by Blue Dot Sessions You can support the podcast through the tip jar Or by Buying Me A Coffee Find out more at http://ukepodcast.com Send us your feedback online: https://pinecast.com/feedback/abes-ukulele-podcast/e282b98c-6d79-456a-897d-5a987505c71d
      1. E45 Jodi and Honoka in Kaimuki
      2. E44 Mika Kane at Kamaka
    • The Ukulele Review Podcast Podcast by Andrew Kitakis. Click play_circle_filled to listen to an episodecancel
      20.3 New Ukes by Andrew Kitakis
      1. 20.3 New Ukes
      2. 20.2 Hapa Ukulele
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